HOLTVILLE — Keri Kilgore, 17, was named queen of the 2001 Carrot Festival on Friday night.
Keri, a senior at Holtville High School, is the daughter of Donnie and Denise Kilgore. Other queen candidates were Ofelia Castro, Shannon Garrison, Sylvia Gonzales and Katrina Nilson.
Tassa Allegranza, 12, was named the festival's princess. A seventh-grader at Holtville Middle School, she is the daughter of Mark and Betsy Allegranza. Other princess candidates were Becky Alaniz, Lyndzie Godfrey, Alicesina Gonzalez and Jocelyn Nuñez.
A weary Carleigh Bingham, 5, walked off with the junior princess crown. Carleigh is in kindergarten at Finley Elementary School. Although Carleigh was coming down with the flu, she looked beautiful in her lavender gown with her blond hair piled atop her head. Her parents are Carl and Marcy Bingham. Junior princess aspirants also included Elizabeth Castro, Brittany Gillespie, Mary Higginbottom, Meredith Ibarra, Bianca Ramos and Tisha Williams.